From the archives: Visit from a princess
During the early 1940s, the JGH Auxiliary’s Honourary Patroness was Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, who was the wife of Canada’s Governor-General, the Earl of Athlone.
Alan Maislin reappointed CIUSSS Board President
Alan Maislin has had his term renewed as President of the Board of Directors of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal until September 2022. He says he is honoured by the reappointment and is looking forward to continuing the important work of the Board.
What you should know before you huff and puff the green stuff
Marijuana is legal in Canada, but is it safe for you? Maybe not, says a mental health expert at CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, so ask your doctor.
From the archives: The abduction of James Cross
On Oct. 5, 1970, in a crisis that made international headlines, British Trade Commissioner James Cross was abducted at gunpoint by the Front de libération du Québec. Released on Dec. 3, Mr. Cross was treated at the JGH.
International honour for Dr. Apostolos Papageorgiou
Dr. Apostolos Papageorgiou, JGH Chief of Pediatrics and Neonatology, has been honoured with a prestigious international award from the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, in recognition for his outstanding contributions to his field.
From the archives: Hope & Cope brings essential support to cancer patients
In 1981, Hope & Cope was launched under the auspices of the JGH Auxiliary to use specially trained volunteers (many of whom were cancer survivors) to support and counsel cancer patients and their families.
From the archives: The Jewish General Hospital is inaugurated
The Jewish General Hospital opened on Oct. 8, 1934, with a grand ceremony that was widely covered by the French and English press.
JGH Dietitian Sondra Sherman honoured by Diabetes Canada
Sondra Sherman, a Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with 40 years of experience at the JGH, has been chosen to receive the 2019 Public Service Volunteer Award from Diabetes Canada.
From the archives: JGH opens Quebec’s first operating room for minimally invasive surgery
In 1999, the JGH became the first hospital in Quebec to open a specially designed and equipped operating room to be used specifically for minimally invasive surgery.